Cape Byron State Conservation Area
This lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation maintained by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. It is also a weather and communications station. Overnight accommodations are available in the former assistant keeper's quarters. Park rangers offer 45-minute tours of the lighthouse and surroundings; tickets are available at the souvenir shop.
Tower Height: 59
Height of Focal Plane: 387
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 15 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White conical tower, built of concrete blocks, attached to keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
Date Established: 1901
Date Present Tower Built: 1901
Optics: First order bivalve Fresnel lens, manufactured by Henry-Lepaute.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.
Open To Public? Yes.
Nearby Lodging: Visitors may stay in the former assistant lighthouse keepers’ quarters. For reservations call 02 6685 6552. See www.byronbaypro.com.au for more information.